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    September 21, 2010
    11:00 - 11:30am PDT  

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♪ oakland police are racing to catch a robber and rapist who attacked two women in the lake merit area. >> they expect to release a sketch today. meanwhile we're seeing where the attack happened. the latest on the investigation where terry mcsweeney. >> police are giving us intersections where these crimes happened and one of those intersections is 18th and lake shore avenue, about a half block from where i am. the other one at third avenue. both of these started out as robberies and ended up as much worse. one attack happened here near
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third avenue and 18th street, the other lake shore avenue. the two attacks close together in terms of distance and time both sunday evening. >> both started off as robberies. but he did sexually attack both victims. >> until that investigators produces an arrest and conviction, police are offering advice. >> make sure once you enter your vehicle you lock the door. don't be distracted by electronic devices and cellphones. if you see someone suspicious in your neighborhood, call us immediately. >> advice already observed by many of the women we spoke with this morning who walk and jog near the lake. >> walk when more people are around. >> like anyplace i think you have to be an alert and i carry mace with me at all times when i walk the dog. i think you have to be careful no matter where you live. >> the description, a black male in his twenties, 5-10 to 6 feet tall, black clothing.
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a very general description, too general for some. >> that's the profile. i mean, when you hear about five, ten. i feel every african american man, he problems gets tense because you never know when the police will pull you over. >> well, those concerned about racial profiling may be eased. police are working on a sketch of the suspect and plan to release it sometime later today. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, thank you so much. a $25,000 reward is now being offered for the murder of a tiburon murder nearly one year ago. joan rosenthal became tiburon's first murder victim in a decade when she was shot to death outside her hillary drive home. her murder remains a mystery despite intense efforts by authorities. they conducted more than 100 interviews and submitted a significant amount of evidence but still have no suspect. the reward is by a person who
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wishes to be anonymous. >> investigators found a body inside a bloody covered car in american canyon. the suspect had driven to his coworker's apartment complex. police say they were tipped off by the suspect's ex-wife who said he called her to brag about the killing. >> san carlos leaders are meeting now with pg&e officials. the peninsula city has learned it sits on top of one of the most high-risk natural gas pipelines in the bay area. david louie joins us live from san carlos with the latest revelation after the san bruno fire. >> kristen, that meeting as you say is underway behind me at city hall involving the san carlos city mayor as well as the city public works director. pg&e did contact the mayor over the weekend. so the fact that a pipeline in san carlos was on the list didn't come as a complete surprise. the pipeline in san carlos is
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located with no homes in the immediate vicinity but businesses such as auto supply and supermarkets. the public works director says the pipeline is mostly 24 inches in diameter but one steps down to 20 inches. they've been aware of it but didn't know it would be on this top 100 list. the mayor hopes to get more information meeting face-to-face with pg&e at this hour. >> we're very interested of course in the specifics of san carlos. what is the situation and what are we gonna do about it and when. >> i do think there needs to be heightened awareness and heightened reporting and heightened attention until the issues are really resolved. >> when pg&e released the list yesterday afternoon, officials told me they met with 47 elected officials to that point. but abc7news.com learned that the number one pipeline on the list in cordelia, well, the fire chief there was caught by surprise he didn't know it was going to be there.
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san carlos officials say the pipeline in their city is just one of infrastructure concerns they have. they're also concerned about earthquake damage, losing communications and other possible disasters. we're live in san carlos. >> san jose police say speed likely contributed to an early morning car accident that killed a teenager and injured another teen. it happened just after 3 a.m. at almadennish and o'grady drive. the driver had a white ford explorer, hit a light pole and ended up on the side of the road starting a fire which was put out quickly. an 18-year-old male passenger was killed. the driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. police are looking to see if alcohol was involved. >> twitter says it's once again safe for people to access its website after a massive attack this morning, hackers diverting users to visit porn sites, pop-ups and random tweets.
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>> it's estimated this morning's twitter takedown affected 100,000 people worldwide and it wasn't between just every day friends. for example, for sarah brown, wife of former prime minister gordon brown, her twitter feed was directing users to hard core porn sites. >> it's a major embarrassment when the white house press secretary has to send out a notice saying ignore my previous tweet. that's a real problem. >> larry magnet says the problem arose from a vulnerability on twitter's website when hackers exploited a security flaw. >> for you to just mouse over their tweet, they could be sent to a porn site or a pop-up message could come up. >> one was glad i hadn't checked his account this morning. he won't be affected because the flaw was fully patched as of 7 a.m.. it makes users think twice about twitting. >> the more i use it, maybe this
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could be, you know, i could get something bad going on twitter. but it seems like a relatively safe place. >> the so-called xsf attack only affected visitors to twitter.com. those that used software were not affected. while this flaw has been fixed, it may not be over. some called the popular fast-growing social medium a fat target for hackers. >> this was one of many wake-up calls for twitter. twitter knows they're under attack and they have to have the best security possible. >> many people not only use social media like twitter and facebook.com to communicate with their friends but also for business purposes. certainly when you get security breaches that can send out such embarrassing messages, that could be more damaging and that should make people like twitter want to jump on shoring up equipment even better. theresa garcia.
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>> theresa, thank you so much. president obama just handed out the nation's highest military reward for valor. >> showdown on capitol hill. democrats and republicans face off on a controversial military
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld a senior military official says a large number of americans who were among those who died in today's helicopter crash in southern afghanistan.
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nato says nine international troops were killed. it happened where helicopters are often used to transport troops in mountainnous areas. the taliban claimed to have shot down the helicopter but nato says there were no reports of hostile fire. it was the deadliest chopper crash for the coalition in four years. >> in just a few minutes the senate will hold a critical vote for the proposed don't ask don't tell policy. if gays in the military wasn't enough of the hot topic, it just got more complicated today. even lady gaga is chiming in. >> for 60 years the senate has passed a defense operation bill that passes millions in military spending. this year harry reid attached a measure to the bill which would appeal the don't ask don't tell policy. republicans are now threatening to not only vote no on the bill but not even discuss the issue
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unless senator reid opens the debate to allow republican amendments. >> if harry reid says today, okay, whoever wants to offer an amendment will open up it. >> and proceed to the bill. and i made that very clear to the majority leader. i talked to senator reid twice last week. >> the topic of repealing the don't ask don't tell policy took center stage for the hearing for general james amost who's been nominated to head the marine corps. he said it would disrupt wars in iraq and afghanistan, but... >> if the law is changed and signed by the president of the united states. >> lady gaga is even chiming in asking the government to repeal its policy that bans openly gay service members. she campaigned in maine yesterday hoping to sway the state's two moderate republican
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senators. >> doesn't it seem to you that we should send home the prejudiced, the soldiers who hate the gay soldiers. >> the dream act is also attached. it would give citizenship rights to illegal immigrants brought to the u.s. before the age of 16 if they attend college or join the military. >> president obama has awarded to an airman in loos in 1968. >> he was a mile high literally above the clouds. they manned a tiny radar station guiding american pilots in the air campaign against north vietnam. >> the medal is the nation's highest military award for valor. chief sergeant rich etchberger was an electronics expert with no formal training who
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single-handedly held off an enemy force. he was shot and killed by enemy fighters. the los mission was secret. >> mike nicco next with the forecast. >> let's turn to our weather camera, see what's going on outside back to san francisco. you see the clouds breaking but the sea breeze is back and cool weather the next two days. talk about that big warming trend for the weekend. >> thanks. >> the largest toy store out with its hot toys for the year where parents should be looking for before they sell out. and... >> i apologize again. i apologize for that. >> a florida father now saying he's sorry for storming a school bus to defend his disabled daughter against bullies. man: we need a sofa.
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something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin!
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in southern california we're just getting information about the arrest of eight current and former bell city officials as part of a corruption investigation. among the people arrested, bell's excity manager, mayor and other city council members. they face charges of misuse and voter fraud. residents became outraged after learning officials were paying themselves hundreds of thousands of dollars in salaries. >> san francisco supervisors are expected to ban the city's ban on tobacco sales. the board will take a first vote today to make it illegal to sell cigarettes in any stores containing pharmacies. that means no more buying cigarettes at safe way or cost sco. some pharmacies say this could force them out of business. this is an expansion of a previous ban that affected only drugstores. final passage is two weeks and mayor gavin newsom said he'll sign it. >> another nice day. meteorologist mike nicco here. >> nice to see you.
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>> yeah! >> i'll be the ugly duckling. let's show you what's going on outside. looking at a beautiful sky. you nailed it, jenelle, when you talked about the sunshine. coming out over san francisco as we look from south beach to the west. can't see sutro tower as well as yesterday but rest assured, as the day unfolds we definitely will. south bay, san jose. still a few clouds here because of the northwest wind. most of the clouds have been pushing into your neighborhood but you will also clear up over the next couple hours or so. we can see it on the satellite. the gray, that's where all the clouds are. the northwesterly wind clearing the north bay first and will reach all of us eventually this afternoon. the temperature though, because of the cooler breeze, upper 50s to low 60s. a little warmer concord, san jose and fairfield with mid to upper 60s. around the monterey bay, clouds breaking for sunshine around monterey, santa cruz and watsonville. upper 50s to low 60s. a few clouds around salinas and gilroy. low to mid-60s for you. partly cloudy this afternoon and
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cooler because of that breeze. mostly cloudy and cool again tonight. but just as fall comes into the calendar, in the forecast warmer than average friday, saturday, sunday and monday. and most of those days it stretches all wait to our beaches. today we drop 4 degrees in san francisco, redwood city, santa rosa. 7 degrees cooler than yesterday afternoon. concord and oakland the biggest drop, about 8 degrees. let's show you why that is happening. area of low pressure diving to the southeast towards the bay area increasing the sea breeze. that's keeping the cooler air over the ocean water not only today but the coolest of it tomorrow. today below average. let's say that in the south bay. low to mid-70s with 73 san jose and cupertino. on the peninsula, the breeze will keep millbrae and san mateo in the upper 60s, everybody else low to mid-70s. the coast we will see sunshine. temperatures hold 60 degrees. downtown, south san francisco, sausalito, mid-60s. look at your beaches in the
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north bay. sunshine but low 60s there and low to mid-70s inland. as far as the east bay shore, a lot of sunshine, mid to upper 60s, possibly 70 fremont, castro valley and hercules. low to mid-70s east bay valleys, antioch and brentwood. upper 60s watsonville and 63 monterey. tonight we could have upper 40s in the north bay valleys. the rest of us low to mid-50s. you may have noticed this reddish-orange ribbon spot. this is an algy bloom commonly referred to as red tide. this came to us. it's common with the cool waters and the bloom with the warm waters that break it up. the coast guard says it is not threat to the marine life. if you have pictures, we'd love to see them. upload them or e-mail it. i failed to mention it's going
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to be about 12 to 20 degrees warmer this weekend. >> a heat wave, mike. >> yeah. >> thanks, mike. >> a florida father who stormed on to a school bus and threatened kids that bullied his disabled daughter apologized for his actions this morning. he was charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing a school function. his daughter suffers from cerebral palsy and had been bullied by other students. he's sorry for his inappropriate use of language and the way he handled the situation. he says other parents shouldn't react the way he did. >> i sincerely apologize again to everyone. all i can say, please go about it a different way. use your resources, talk to your school. >> jones also apologized to other children on the school bus who he said had nothing to do with the situation. >> toys r us released this year's hot holiday toys list today by following the three c's. cute, cheap and collectible.
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the topics include thing ma jigs which are colorful plush dolls that sing and talk. squeakies, a collectible small doll line. each item comes packed in a surprise bubble. and the big foot monster doll which sells for $109. not exactly cute or cheap. >> whoa! >> but we have the complete list of hot holiday toys list on our website, abc7news.com, under "see it on tv." >> going to be very popular. still ahead from the hottest toys to the hottest ticket in the bay area and it goe oprah: all new. king of the news jon stewart! what's the luggage about? where you going? >> you tell me! oprah: then, living legend -- liza minnelli! ["cabaret" playing] oprah: next "oprah." ♪
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what could be the hottest tickets in the bay area went on sale today. >> the giants put their playoff tickets on sale today on their website. the team in the first place a half game against the padres in the national league west. the giants open against the cubs in chicago tonight. only 12 games remain in the regular season, including a three-game series at home against the padres. the giants haven't won a world series since 1954. fans hope this will finally be
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the team's year. >> tough getting on the website to buy those tickets. >> they're gonna sell out fast. we don't even know if they've made it. >> from all of us at abc 7 thanks for joining us. >> "who wants to be a millionaire" coming up next.
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